Special attention is needed with mains... therefore, I'm going to be a bit rude now - if your father doesn't know how to control a light switch with the RasPi, then you (both) must select another challenge... start with a LED, small motor, temperature sensor, etc.Ninjafishleg wrote:I have a Father watching over me
This implies that your father knows what it is you are trying to do (otherwise he wouldn't be able to judge if it was safe to turn the fuse box back on, would he?). If this is true, then why not ask him how to do it?Ninjafishleg wrote:Thanks for the reply but I have my Father watching over me and I am being extra careful to turn the fuse box off before doing anything and he is supervising and turning the fuse box back on for me.
Your image doesn't work for two reasons, 1) it needs a microsoft login to access it & 2) it fails to display when you do that.Ninjafishleg wrote:
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I had an idea where I would take my light switch apart and attach my raspberry pi up to it using the gpio pins. I thought it would be awesome because then I could use SSH to control my light wirelessly. However I am not very good at circuitry and cannot think of a way of making a switch that I can turn on and off with the Pi. I dont know if that makes much sense so I have a image below that hopefully clears things up a bit. Also, by the way, I am currently just turning my light on by putting a wire between the white one and the black one and completing the circuit.
Also, if someone has done this before - I'm sure they have - could you send a link so I could see how they done it. I am rubbish at electricity because I am 14 and haven't even done it in shool yet! This is my way of getting a head start.
Ps: this is my first time posting so I am sorry if I broke any forum rules, please tell me if I have!